Community Love

Giving our filmmakers some love!

Here at HP48Hours HQ, we wanted to acknowledge the work of some of the charitable and community organisations that give their time, passion and expertise to our countries filmmakers. We see this as a positive step towards nurturing a healthy and diverse future film industry in Aotearoa.

The following organisations will be given some HP48Hour love with one free entry for the 2018 HP48Hour competition.

NaeNae Computer Clubhouse

2018 is the 3rd time NaeNae Clubhouse has entered HP48Hours. When they began, they had mostly high school students on their team. Now two of them have graduated, one is at Massey Design School, and the other is doing Theatre and Film Design at Toi Whakaari. We love hearing these success stories for the future of creative filmmaking in New Zealand.

Stories from the community

“We can see very meaningful connections being made for the young people we have on our team...This year we plan to put a team together that will incorporate our past members, but add some fresh, young female talent to our line up. I hope we can be one of your community teams. We love this challenge.” Lily Chambers - NaeNae Computer Clubhouse Coordinator

Te Awamutu College

In their third year of entering the HP48Hours. Te Awamutu College has enough keen students to make up to 6 teams. As they only have school funding for one team, we are giving them a free entry so they can get more of their students involved.

Vectorgroup - Te Puke Film

Vectorgroup - Te Puke Film is an organisation supporting our young filmmakers from the Bay of Plenty region. They had some unexpected success last year winning the cinematography award and runner-up in their region and winning best poster design too. They are looking forward to entering another creatively charged up team this year.

Media Studies Association - University of Waikato

With over 25 members Media Studies Association have not entered the HP48Hours before, but are keen to give it a hoon.  The University of Waikato club attracts students and staff interested in media and it provides networking opportunities, masterclasses and media events for their club members.

Taita Clubhouse

The Taita clubhouse is a cornerstone of the Taita community, providing exciting creative and professional development opportunities for the local Rangitahi. They are always a delight to have in the competitions and we look forward to seeing what these film-makers produce this year!

Stories from the community

“An amazing success story from taking part in this kaupapa is that one of our members who was part of our first ever team that entered the competition, his experience highlighted that he really wanted to be an actor and or director, so he worked really hard in his final year of school and despite his fears of stepping into the unknown and into a risky industry he pulled from his experience from the challenge and other works he had done to audition for an acting school  and he is now proudly in his first year at Toi Whakaari.” Laura Ziki

Top of the South Film Productions

Top of the South Film Production Society has 52 registered members with a kaupapa to combine resources and talent across three regions; Nelson, Marlborough and Tasman. The society is keen to enter 2 teams based one based in Blenheim and one in Nelson and include some youth in their teams to support the next generation of film-makers.

Outerspaces: Tranzform

Outerspaces is a charitable trust which provides a support group for trans youth in Wellington. Tranzform is a support group for youth* who identify as transgender, fa'afafine, whakawahine, tangata ira tane, intersex, two-spirits, genderqueer, non-gendered, questioning and their allies. Outerspaces would like to enter their first team in the competition this year.

Stories from the community

“Having this free entry will really help young LGBTI+ youth get better representation in the media, which we are so sorely missing! From under-representation to misinformation - I see this as a great opportunity to get more trans youth behind the scenes and in front of the screen.” Alfie Van de Wiel